Im a new player. Ive been playing as a Gaul but thought I should try Romans in this round. What are the Strengths of the Romans? Are Romans best as Deff or Offence?
PRAETORIANS - the standing defence
Roman Praetorians are the strongest one crop eating defence against footsoldiers so these are highly welcome as standing defence making romans a good choice for less active players to produce troops and send them away
As the research for thepratorians isnt very expensive dont go for a great barrack but build them additional in another village or even more to get a high output on troops if needed after your defencesive troops are whiped out by an
attacker - time will be your enemy if you are not prepared ...
Don't raid with Praetorians - they are slow and bad offensive troops!
Work together with gauls to mix your troops in chase of an attack ...
LEGATIE - fast any cheap to hold scouts
the horse drinking trough makes them only consume 1 crop and you can build them faster in the stable with this unique roman building - a + for the legati in the later game when numbers are higher.
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If you want to go for faster troops you can later in the game build Equites Caesari they work fine as Off and Deff Troops but build a horse drinking trough to let them consume less crop.
THe Horse Drinking Trough makes your Units much cheaper in crop consumption - so build lager numbers and dont waste them too early.